Like every business, doctor's offices run on computers and software. It's essential for scheduling, charting, storing patient records and billing. When a patient arrives in a traditional "paper" office they are handed a clipboard and required to complete the forms and "sign-in". Once the patient is finished, they return the clipboard to the staff and take a seat. The staff manually enters their information into the practice management software. Lots of paper and duplicate work. Not very efficient.

In a practice that uses mobile technology, the patient signs in on an iPad with MacPractice Patient Check In app without staff assistance. Because Check In exchanges data with practice management software, the patient is not required to indicate whom they are seeing or the time the software already knows. Checking in on the iPad interacts with Macs in the office to notify the doctor and clinical staff of the patient's arrival.

The patient can complete intake forms, sign a HIPAA release, enter their History, Meds and Allergies, and take their own photo using an iPad with the Clipboard app. Because Clipboard interacts with MacPractice's desktop software, patient information entered when the appointment was made is in their forms and ready for review. Once submitted, the data pushes into the practice management software. Presto - the patient has entered the data themselves and the front desk does not have to enter any data. It's faster and easier for everyone.

Fast forward to the exam room. Because the digital Clipboard interacts with everything else, the patient's health history is in MacPractice EHR and iEHR for iPad. The clinical staff can review the health history on either a Mac or on an iPad, or both. For example, an assistant could review history on an iPad, and the doctor could record visit notes on a Mac. It all works together in real time.

Another great use of a mobile device is patient education. For example, a doctor or dentist can review photos and x-rays on an iPad with MacPractice iEDR. Pretty cool.

At the end of the visit, clinical staff electronically provides billing codes to the front desk for posting. They can electronically prescribe, order lab tests and provide patient instructions. Doctors can also use apps like MacPractice Interface for iPhone to respond to patient calls and send visit charges to the office while at the hospital. This streamlines and enhances the patient visit while saving staff time and improving office productivity.

MacPractice practice management software can be used by doctors and dentists to transform visits and streamline workflow. The benefits are realized by leveraging mobile apps and devices interacting with MacPractice Practice Management Software, such as MacPractice Check In, Clipboard, iEHR and iEDR.